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Garrison Base Service
Garrison Base Servise(GBS)
On August 24, 2004 Rukla Garrison Support Service (RGSS) of the Logistics Command of the Lithuanian Armed Forces was established by order of the Minister of National Defence. Maj Rimantas Jurgutis was appointed as acting Commander of Rukla Garrison Support Service.
On November 15, 2004 the duties of the Commander were conferred on Maj Zigmantas Valiulis.
On January 1, 2005 the structure and list of positions of Rukla Garrison Support Service were approved. The RGSS was formed from personnel performing supply functions in all the units deployed in Rukla.
On May 4, 2005 Capt Dalius Boguševičius was appointed as Commander of the RGSS.
On May 1, 2008 the RGSS was reorganized into the Garrison Base Service (GBS) of the Logistics Command of the Lithuanian Armed Forces by order of the Minister of National Defence No. V-237 of March 21, 2008. Structure and staff regulations of the GBS were ratified.
On April 1, 2008 Vaclovas Latvys is appointed to head the GBS.
On 11 August, 2009 Panevėžys Garrison Service Centre was established.
On September 7, 2009 Capt Dalius Boguševičius was posted as the commander of Panevėžys Garrison Service Centre and the acting commander of the GBS.
On January 4, 2010 MSgt Virginijus Sadauskas was commissioned to head Panevėžys Garrison Service Centre.
On April 6, 2010 Maj Gintautas Žukaitis was appointed as the commander of the GBS.
MISSION AND FUNCTIONS
Mission and functions of the service:
1. To conduct technical maintenance, operate and administer of the infrastructure on the GBS registry, operation and administration of infrastructure maintenance services;
2. To ensure fire protection of real estate on the GBS registry (buildings, premises) and to control the observance of fire safety requirements across the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
3. To ensure functioning of electronic security systems on the in the GBS registry;
4. To conduct management of current assets and fixed assets (hereinafter - assets);
5. To ensure management of means of transportation on the GBS registry and centralized supply of fuel, lubricants and special fluids in stationary GBS gas stations;
6. To supervise environmental protection activities in the GBS administered territories and to control environmental protection activities in the Lithuanian Armed Forces;
7. To organise care of and administration of forests used by the Lithuanian Armed Forces in military training areas;
8. To organised catering services in stationary GBS canteens during exercises;
9. To ensure control of observation of personnel safety and healthcare in the Lithuanian Armed Forces.
The GBS also performs other functions regulated by legal acts.
Contribution of the Service to strengthening civilian-military relations
Military and civilian personnel of the GBS contribute to the public relations strategy used in the Lithuanian Armed Forces and help organising national festivals and commemorations.
Each year on November 23, on the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day, or the GBS anniversaries festive events, meetings with public figures, expositions and presentations of books and movies are organised at the GBS units.
The GBS closely collaborates with Vytautas the Great War Museum, regional cultural centre, schools and other educational institutions and public organizations. Some of the GBS-organised events have already become traditional, such as small ceramics work expositions organised together with other Public and Military Days' events.
The GBS also organizes various charity campaigns, such annual contributions to the noble campaign of attending Daugėliškių orphanage.